Informed citizenship

I just noticed that this quiz is from July, but for some reason it’s been going around again lately: Are You Smart Enough to Be a Citizen?

Although the concept of qualifying tests for voting has been irrevocably tainted by the Jim Crow “literacy tests”, I do occasionally fantasize about requiring voters to pass a short current-events quiz. I feel like the whole trajectory of this country would be vastly different if people could only vote after correctly answering questions like: “Did Saddam Hussein attack the U.S. on 9/11?”, “Does Obamacare contain death panels?”, or “What is the definition of socialism?”

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